I am intrigued by the reference below to. J W Bousfield. John was a best pal of my dads and dad claims in his memoirs that John was killed by the friendly creeping barrage during the battle. I am astounded to read a report that appears to differ, especially as I have already told john's family how he died. You can read all I know at this link to dads web site John Bousfield - British soldier in - Bill Cheall's World War 1939-45 diary and autobiography Anyone got any ideas about this? Paul Hello Paul, I have recently procured the War Diary for the 5th Bn East Yorks covering this period. I have yet to make any inroads into it, but will try to find the time to have a look for the relevant entry tomorrow - I do not have the facilities at home presently - and revert! Best, Steve.